Harriet Jacobs' "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Harriet Jacobs' "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"
Summarizes and discusses the slave narrative by Harriet Jacob, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl".
# 89153 | 675 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US


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This paper reports on several chapters from the book "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs, telling of her life as a slave to Dr. Flint, who wants her body and soul but whom she hates more and more as time passes. The paper explains how the book shows the nature of slave life, especially for women, and the inability of the slave to have any control over her own life.

From the Paper:

"Harriet Jacobs in her book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl states that she was born a slave and had a happy childhood until she learned that she was a slave at six years of age. Her father was a carpenter allowed to work at his trade, and though he wanted to purchase his children, he was never able to do so. She had a younger brother. She discusses the travails of members of her family and notes how all were treated as property and little more by their masters."

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